Oct. 16, 2014

Now you can free yourself from boring 2D, 3D printing pen brings doodles and drawings to life. Just draw in the air and you'll be printing with plastic using 3D printing pen. Last year US start-up WobbleWorks developed the first generation 3D printing pen 3Doodler and received a lot of attention - it has raised $2.3 million in Kickstarter funding.

But you need to be careful when using 3Doodler: its nib melts plastic at 270 °C – as hot as a soldering iron. Introducing the Polyes Q1, a brand new 3D printing pen enables you to draw in the air without danger.

Unlike the commonly used FDM (fused deposition modeling) method used in 3D printing pen like 3Doodler, Polyes Q1 uses light sensitive resin instead of melted plastic. Polyes Q1 adopts the blue LED which nearly does no harm to people's eyes. The pen has photo-polymers inside, and it solidifies immediately when exposed under the blue light.

You can also adjust outflow speed by operating a convenient key on the pen, and the LED shows the amount of the power remained in the pen.

The printing pen is very suitable for children to use since it can develop thoughts and inspire their interest in drawing. According to Future Make Technology, the company behind the Polyes Q1, inside the pen there is an important characteristic called the safety level sensor, in order to protect children from being hurt by eyes. Besides that, it is a light-curing process without any hot nozzles or unpleasant odor, which makes it more attractive in the current market.

Polyes Q1 is not the only 3D printing pen that uses SLA technology. In June this year, Creopop 3D printing pen was released on indiegogo for only $89. The Creopop uses a photopolymer that is heated by built-in UV lights that is similar in strength to regular sunlight. Technically the two pens are quite similar, but the Polyes Q1 has a sleeker design than the CreoPop.

The manufacturer Future Make Technology LLC, is based in Delaware. According the company, Polyes is going to hit Kickstater in November, and the price will not be high, because "Future Make wants it to be introduced to ordinary family and let every one enjoy," it states.

Watch below the latest press conference released by Future Make Technology LLC.

Posted in 3D Printers

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reallyyoudontsay wrote at 10/30/2014 12:18:51 AM:

"The Creopop uses a photopolymer that is heated by built-in UV lights that is similar in strength to regular sunlight." UMM no...thats not how photopolymerization works. Ultraviolet light causes a chemical photoinitiator to shed free radicals and/or cations which act as a catalyst speeding polymerization of carrier base polymers.

Alexandro Santos wrote at 10/27/2014 6:30:51 PM:


Alexandro Santos wrote at 10/27/2014 6:30:29 PM:


AMnerd wrote at 10/20/2014 1:09:20 PM:

3Doodler was a useless toy now let's see how this one fares

Mike Balzer wrote at 10/18/2014 7:04:40 AM:

I am a little skeptical at this point so close to their Kickstarter launch not to see any actual video of this product in use. I only see rendered images. I am also concerned on how they plan to regulate flow so that you do not harden the resin in the tip. Also what will the viscosity be like? A FFF pens melted filament has enough viscosity to support itself while hardening. You would have have create something thicker than what is on the market currently from FormLabs, MakerJuice and MadeSolid or regulate release of resin very precisely for it to support itself. Plus, the resins I work with should not be handled without gloves due to possibility of skin irritation. Will this not be the case here? I am also concerned on how much you can actually print with what I assume to be the resin chamber in the stock of the pen. Unlike FFF pens, where you can feed a never ending supply of filament. Here you can only print as long as you have resin in the chamber. At best, you would have to do repeated refilling. What I personally think is attractive is a 'Resin Glue Pen,' where you use something like this to glue resin parts together. I currently use a syringe and UV laser to do this. This would be a very attractive package. Polyes, you are always welcomed to come on 'All Things 3D' as our Friday "Guest Crasher" and give us a demo of it before your Kickstarter launch. If it works as described, I will be first in line to buy this as a "Resin Glue Pen"

Brandon Clark wrote at 10/16/2014 3:36:01 PM:

It's not a 3D printing pen, it's a 3D Pen. Would you call a pen a 2D printing pen? No, it's just a pen. A printer is a device that is able to create nearly identical replicates from a master or a file automatically, like a printing press, a laser printer, or a 3d printer. This device cannot. It's just a 3D pen.

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